Starter Company Plus Program is Back

The Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre (PREC) is proud to launch the application period for the Starter Company Plus financial assistance program for SMEs in Prescott and Russell. This program offers grants, training, and mentoring to entrepreneurs wishing to start, grow, or purchase a small business. Interested parties can apply now for this program which will start in November 2022.

Through this program, offered in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, entrepreneurs will be able to participate in seminars on topics that affect small- and medium-sized businesses such as financial basis, marketing, customer service, business innovation, etc. The PREC works in partnership with business coaches to offer up-to-date seminars.

The seminars are also a networking opportunity for participants. Participants can apply for a $5,000 grant. This financial assistance, in the form of a non-refundable grant, will help businesses with the installation and acquisition of important equipment as well as any other expenses related to the costs associated with launching or expanding a business. In addition, the program supports the realization and execution of their business plan, as well as the presentation of their project.

“Through the years, the program has helped many entrepreneurs in the region to start and grow their businesses. We continue to adjust to the needs of the entrepreneurial community with each cohort,” says Liza Langevin, Project Officer at the PREC. The vision of the program is to lead entrepreneurs on their path to success and to equip them to deal with unexpected events and challenges. The program’s training will enrich knowledge to push entrepreneurs to surpass themselves and innovate, which will prolong the life of the small- and medium-sized business.

The PREC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help small business owners in Prescott and Russell succeed in their start-up or expansion project. Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the program have until October 31, 2022, to apply by filling out the Starter Company application form on the UCPR website. If you have any questions, please contact Liza Langevin at 613-675-4661 or by email at [email protected].

Posted on 09/26/2022
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